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Fairphone stepping up on fair lithium

Here at Fairphone we have joined and are members of several sustainable and ethical initiatives that address both social and environmental issues. From being B Corp certified to receiving a gold certification from Fairtrade, we always strive for excellence. More recently, we have become a member of IRMA (Initiative ...

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  • Into the deep

    Into the deep

    Remember our Materials 101 series of blogs where we introduced the distinction between artisanal mining (ASM) and large-scale mining? Well, potentially, there is another type of mining to enter the mix: deep-sea mining or DSM. How does DSM connect to responsible, fair materials? The answer is not so easy ...

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  • It’s more than fair, it’s FairTEC

    It’s more than fair, it’s FairTEC

    As you know, here at Fairphone we strive to disrupt the technology industry from the inside by offering a more fair and sustainable smartphone. We push boundaries and don’t offer empty promises. We walk the talk and often do this by joining forces with some incredible companies. Our latest ...

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  • We’ve Gone Platinum

    We’ve Gone Platinum

      We’ve gone platinum, but not in the way you might think. We didn’t move on from being a sustainable smartphone company to making music, but this definitely is music to our ears! Plus, we beat our own score from last year (gold medal), making Fairphone one of the most ...

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  • Tackling child labor: A joint force

    Tackling child labor: A joint force

    A consortium of partners, led by Fairphone, implemented a project in Busia, Uganda from July 2017 until March 2021. The project aim was to improve and support the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities by eradicating child labor and establishing a sustainable, traceable gold supply chain that creates a ...

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  • How can “Fair Sourcing” change the electronics industry?

    How can “Fair Sourcing” change the electronics industry?

    At Fairphone, we get lots of questions. From “how much does the Fairphone 3 cost?” to “what is the current approach to the living wage in China?”, there’s a constant flow of information in and out of the Fairphone HQ. One of the most common questions, though, is one ...

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  • Fair Materials 101 – Understanding the Fair Sourcing game

    Fair Materials 101 – Understanding the Fair Sourcing game

    Maybe I’ve spent too much time playing board games in lockdown, but I’m starting to see similarities between my favorite games and my daily work at Fairphone. I’m focused on creating positive impact throughout our smartphones’ supply chain. But just like Snakes and Ladders or Ganzenbord, taking a step ...

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  • Help us, help you

    Help us, help you

    Let’s just rip the bandaid off. We need to prepare you for something, but trust us, it helps you as much as it helps us! Ok, here it goes: you might receive a survey once you update your Fairphone. Now that it’s out there, here is a short read ...

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  • The world’s first carbon-negative phone network? Meet Honest Mobile.

    The world’s first carbon-negative phone network? Meet Honest Mobile.

    At Fairphone, we don’t just want to make a fairer phone: we want to make a fairer electronics industry. This isn’t something we can do alone; as Louisa May Alcott wrote, “it takes two flints to make a fire”. Today, we are thrilled to announce our latest partnership that’s ...

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  • Redefining longevity: Android 9 now available for Fairphone 2

    Redefining longevity: Android 9 now available for Fairphone 2

    It all started with a spark of inspired optimism: We can change the electronics industry for the better, by becoming a part of it. Setting new standards and reshaping an entire industry was going to take serious, long-term commitment. This year is a milestone for us, and you, as it ...

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